Peace formation and local infrastructures for peace

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The interaction of processes of state formation, liberal peacebuilding and statebuilding and localized practices of peacemaking - or what might be called peace formation - offer the prospect of forms of peace that may be both locally and internationally legitimate. Post-liberal and hybrid forms of peace influenced by local patterns of politics, based on contextual social, cultural and historical, norms, identities, and material resources, as well as cognizant of international norms, not to mention power, may represent a more accurate characterization of the results of peace processes worldwide. This article examines local processes of peace formation and emerging peace infrastructures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-287
Number of pages17
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2013


  • Peace formation
  • Peace infrastructures
  • Peace processes
  • Peacebuilding
  • Statebuilding


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